developer: Agharta Studio
publisher: Agharta Studio
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2
game language: English
game release date for PS4:
Stardust Odyssey is a space shooter created for VR sets, developed by the independent French team at Agharta Studio.
Stardust Odyssey takes us on a journey to an original universe inspired by the works of French artists such as Jean Giraud (known as Moebius) and Jean-Claude Mezieres. What's more, among the sources of inspiration for their work, the developers mention oriental cultures and the history of the Silk Road. Although interstellar travel is an everyday occurrence in this universe, science and technology give way to magic and fantasy. The main protagonist of the game is a pilot of a space vehicle known as an Ethercraft. The protagonist must find nine relics and, with their help, restore the balance in the universe, which is threatened by evil from the Abyss.
In Stardust Odyssey, the action is shown from first-person perspective. The game consists of fourteen diversified missions, which take place over vast deserts or in the clouds. Sitting at the controls of our ship, we must protect convoys (and ourselves) from enemy attacks, led by powerful Guardians acting as bosses. As we progress, we make various improvements to our ship, so that over time we can face ever-increasing challenges. In addition, there are calmer moments in the game, enabling us to take a break from the fast-paced action in a cozy tent and exchange a few words with NPCs.
Stardust Odyssey can be played solo or in cooperation mode over the Internet.
The visuals of Stardust Odyssey present a high level of execution. Its unique graphic style may be particularly appealing; spacecraft look like floating boats made of wood, stone, leather and gold and are accompanied by huge, sea-inspired animals that help transport cargo.